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: the ntsb believes this device may make a difference. i passed. so that means the car would start? >> right. >> reporter: it's called an ignition interlock that keeps impaired drivers from starting their vehicles. if they've been drinking more alcohol than allowed by court -- >> most likely you'll get a fail. >> reporter: and then what? >> and then the car won't start. >> reporter: already required in 17 states, the ntsb now recommends all states require ignition interlocks for first-time offenders. >> if we can save ten lives, 100 lives, we will recommend what we think needs to be done to address impaired driving. >> reporter: the ntsb studied more than 1,500 wrong-way crashes over a five-year period. 60% of these accidents involved alcohol and many drivers had prior convictions for drunk driving. not everyone supports the recommendation. the american beverage institute points out that drunk driving fatalities are at historically low levels. that's little assurance for ginger's mother. >> the experience took away a beautiful daughter, a beautiful mother, a beautiful sister. >> reporter: a
ntsb managing director has been following this story with us since the start and he is back now with this latest development. peter, i want to you to put your ntsb hat back on for a second here. if you find out that they knew that they had 10 batteries that had problems, that japanese airline told them they had to replace 10 batteries did they do something wrong by not disclosing it or by not addressing the problem right there? >> well here's the issue. it is not just 10 batteries. that is 10 batteries from one of the airlines the second airline using the japanese airline, using the dreamliner also had problems. they were not required to turn these events over to the regulator in japan or in the u.s. we have pages of regulations. this was seen as kind of a minor or normal maintenance issue. the real question is, both airliners reported their problems to boeing. they said we had to change out, in one case 10 batteries. in another case we don't know how many. the question is, whether boeing was connecting the dots. whether they saw that there was a problem brewing with these batte
is chairman of ntsb. >> we've learned from accidents, plowed those lessons back, in they've been embraced and we're not seeing repeats of those same accidents. >> reporter: experts say two accidents in which human failure was at least partly to blame underscore that remains the biggest threat to safety. air france 447 crashed into the atlantic in 2009, killing 228. that same year, regional airline colgan air flight 447 crashed in buffalo, killing 50. >> colgan air was a watershed event for aviation safety, in particular, bringing the regional carriers up to standards with the major carriers. >> reporter: the safety culture is spreading. accident rates are dropping in russia, africa, latin america, the caribbean, and asia. despite the dramatic improvement experts say there's danger here. just when you start to think, it can't happen again, is often when you're the most vulnerable. tom cocostello, nbc news, washington. >>> stocks provided many 401(k)s, pensions, and other investors pretty good news last year. despite the bad economic news. traders get the day off but the dow was up 7.3%. th
, at an even $1 billion. followed by the bulls, celtics and mavericks. >>> the ntsb is now looking at issues raised by whistle blowers involving the 786 dreamliners. questions were raise ared about the question that make the the chargers for the lithium battery. >>>ia yoo ceo melissa meyer has a habit of keeping executives waiting minute or hours for her. >>> and j.p. diamond said if only washington could reach a grand bargain to fix the fiscal environment, then the u.s. could have a booming environment. >>> before she was the princess of wales, this unseen photo of princess diana is being auctioned off. written on the picture "not to be published" probably because she's sitting so close to mr. russell. >>> and an college upset. and a fine for one of the most elite players. >>> plus, terrible timing for one truck driver trying to beat a train. and take a look at what happens when you fight a fire in near zero temperatures. you're watching "early today." >>> now to mother stories that caught our eye this morning. we begin with an amazing explosion of metal and debris in vermont. a store surve
from in the ntsb's latest update on the 787 investigation is it looks like the planes will not fly anytime soon. they don't know what caused two batteries to overheat, leading to a fire and emergency landing and the grounding of the fleet of 50 dreamliners in service. they're looking at the battery charger and the electrical system, and so far there's been no smoking gun. >> this is not something we're expecting will be solved overnight. there's a lot of technical work and a lot of complex work to understand. >> i also got word from a source inside boeing that the ntsb is looking at another fire in tucson in 2006 that happened on a plane -- it was during a test when the lithium ion battery exploded and burst into play. boeing says the test was done wrong. the worker who set it up says it was correct, and the batteries were dangerous. he was fired and sued and lost his case. now the feds are reexamining the whole incident. meantime, boeing continues to assemble dreamliners in seattle and south carolina. the problem is what to do with the planes when they're finished. the company did
787s that was forced to make an emergency landing. investigators from the faa and ntsb arrived in western japan early this morning. nearly all of the 787s in use around the world have been grounded because of safety concerns. there have been several recent incidents, including a battery fire, a wiring problem and an issue with the brake computer. boeing is proposing a series of safety measures to address the problems. >>> sports illustrated writer admits this morning that he missed red flags when he interviewed notre dame's manti te'o about who we know is a fake girlfriend now. there's a transcript of the interview on the website for s.i. it includes a retrospective saying there were clues that te'o's story did not add up. during the interview, te'o was not confident when he talked about meeting lennay kekua. there was no evidence of her existence on lexus nexus or stanford where she apparently went to college. there was no public statement made yesterday as scheduled. >>> the downfall of one of college football's greatest coaches is on the way to the big screen. al pacino will
of events a few years ago prompted the ntsb to focus on medical helicopters specifically and medical planes. the pressure to quickly respond in various conditions at night, in foul weather, they make those operations inherently dangerous. the safety board made 19 recommendations, including better pilot training, especially for inclement weather, nine vision systems, flight data recorders with regular reviews of the data. both aircraft yesterday were just a few years old each and we know that the pilot in the fatal crash in iowa did have access to height vision goggles and newer technology but did not have a flight data recorder, wolf. >> what do we know about the companies that operated these hol copterses? >> these were two large nationwide air medical operations. the first one, air methods corporation, that's the one involved in the oklahoma crash yesterday, that has some 300 aircraft. the company involved in the iowa crash, medtran, has about 60. we've reached out to both companies but have not heard back yet. the ffa and ntsb are investigating both of these incidents. the one involved i
find? >> there are still a lot of problems, kate. the ntsb is relaying on tools used in medicine and crime investigations, and we got an inside look at the laboratory, where cameras, microscopes, and cat scans are examining the damaged battery of boeing's prized dreamliner. >> this is one of the cell cases. >> reporter: piece by piece, inside this ntsb lab in washington, analysts are dissecting the charred battery which caught on fire in a boeing 787 dreamliner earlier this month in boston. >> we know that the lithium ion battery experienced a thermal runaway. we know that there were short circuits and we know that there was a fire. >> reporter: the faa gave special permission to boeing, allowing the use of these lightweight batteries, only if safety measures were installed to prevent overheating. >> we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: the investigation was launched after two 787s this month experienced issues
investigation. jtsb within counterpart to ntsb out of japan, now says the battery involved in an incident over there was not overcharged. that's a reversal for them. meanwhile, ntsb is testing the lithium ion battery cells in washington, d.c. investigators are running multiple test at multiple locations. some at boeing in seattle, some at washington. they not continuing to peel back the onion looking for more, in terms of what is the cause between the dreamliner incidence. also in washington, there is discussion that u.s. senate is considering hearings to address the history of the 787 dreamliner. the t is in the discussion phase. the house of representatives, says it has no plans to hold hearings regarding the 787 and lij yom ion batteries. you mentioned shares of boeing moving higher. we want to show you eaton, interday. investigators in the uk are looking at fuel involves manufactured by eaton in the 787. there is discussion about what is causing fuel leaks with the graem liner. er with monitoring secretary lahood's speech in washington. he says anything regarding the dreamliner, we will br
the cleanup and a $10 million fine. an ntsb investigation did determine that the bar pilot navigating the ship was impaired by prescription drugs. he spent ten months behind bars and had his pilot license revoked. one of the biggest factors in that accident was the weather. thick fog blanketed the bay. chief meteorologist jeff ranier is in the weather center with the conditions at the time of the incident. it was foggy at least interior. was it like that on the water? >> we did definitely have plenty of low clouds, also fog. weather, was this a prime factor in this? we can't say so far. there you can see the bay bridge in the center of your screen and that marker indicating that this collision again happening at tower 6 which is just off to the west of treasure island. once again, at 11:120 this morning, visibility was a quarter mile or less. it was a long area of low clouds that straddled right across the bay bridge. wind east-southeast at five miles per hour and wave heights anywhere from five to eight feet. what i will say is we have had fog, wind and also wave heights that have been much w
that killed nine people in eastern oregon. the ntsb is looking into the conditions on interstate 84 and the guardrail the tour bus crashed through yesterday morning. more than 40 people were aboard the bus headed from las vegas to vancouver, canada. the bus was carrying mostly exchange students from south korea. >>> well, new york doctors say that secretary of state hillary clinton is making excellent progress in recovering from that blood clot. they also revealed that the close is in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. they say that she did not have a stroke, that she will remain in the hospital for at least another day. president clinton visited her today. that blood clot was found after she suffered a concussion earlier this month and that happened when she stumbled and fell while she was sick with a stomach virus. doctors are giving clinton blood-thinning drugs to dissolve the clock and prevent new once. >> cbs reporter bigad shaban on how the clots can form. >>> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton has a blood clot behind her right here in a
, mavericks, all rounding out the top five. >>> the ntsb is looking into issues involved with whistle blowers. about six years ago questions were raised about a company that makes the chargers for the questionable lithium batteries. >>> tardiness problem? according to the business insider yahoo ceo has a habit of keeping executives waiting for minutes or hours or more for her meetings. >>> and speaking from the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, jp morgan ceo damy die monday says he believes if washington could only reach a grand bargain to fix the fiscal problems, then the u.s. can have a booming environment and the economy could take off. >>> finally, before she was the princess of wales, this previously unseen foet yoef a teenage diana pictured with adam russell, son of a former british prime minister is being auctioned off. written on the picture, not to be published. >>> your sports headlines including major college basketball upset and a fine for one of the nfl's most elite players. >>> plus, some takerible timing for one truck driver trying to beat a train. >>> take a look at
. >>> the ntsb will talk to the captain of a ship that hit a dog in new jersey. it was headed to lower manhattan when it slammed into the dock. the coast guard says all five crew members passed alcohol tests after that crash. investigators also say weather was not a factor. >>> a judge will likely decide tomorrow whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put the suspected gunman in the colorado movie theater shooting on trial. at a hearing yesterday, prosecutors showed pictures they say the suspect, james holmes, took of himself with his arsenal hours before the july shooting spree. they also claim holmes scouted out the theater and took pictures of it a month before the massacre which killed 12 people and injured 50 more. >>> a 19-year-old daycare employee is facing child abuse charge after a witness captured an incident on video. police say jonathan cummings admitted to kicking a toddler. the daycare was at a home in upper marlboro. police say it is not licensed and is now shut down. police are looking into whether he was involved in any other abuse cases. >>> caught in the act. police looki
hersman is chairman of the ntsb. >> we have learned from accidents, we have plowed all of those lessons back in. they have been embraced in many cases, and we're not seeing repeats of those same accidents. >> reporter: but experts say two actions in which human failure was at least partly to blame. underscore that, remains the biggest threat to safety. air france 447 crashed into the atlantic in 2009, killing 228. that same year, regional airline, flight 3407, crashed in buffalo, killing 50. >> colgan air was a watershed event in aviation safety, in particular bringing the regional carriers up to standards with the major carriers. >> reporter: the safety culture is spreading, accident rates are dropping, in russia, africa, latin america. the caribbean and asia. despite the improvement in safety, experts say there is a real danger here. just when you start to think it can't happen again is very often when you're most vulnerable. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> when we continue on this new year's eve, two men who have learned some hard lessons, now passing them on and making a diff
limer is grounded. former ntsb director peter goelz tells us which saved issue concerns him most about the massive jet. perhaps perhaps even bigger, will the dreamliner ever fly again? tracy: that is crazy. republicans hunker down and plan their next move on the fiscal mess. whiffle they use the debt limit deadline as leverage to cut spending? ashley: here we go again. tracy: i know. ashley: time for stocks. as we mentioned the dow is up trip till digit sits as we do every fifth teen minutes let's head down to nicole on the floor of the new york stock exchange. what is going on? >> we're at session highs we've been seeing at the last 10 minutes or some dollar is lower. oil and gold moving higher. the vix moving back. majority of the dow components are well into the green. market breadth is stellar. 230 million to the upside. 104 lower. so you really doll have broad based buying underway. when i talk to some of the traders i'm hearing numbers on the s&p and 1500 and dow at 13,660. bank of america is down 4.25% today. the biggest loser on the dow jones industrials. what came out with ban
are heading to the site of a tour bus crash that killed 9 people in eastern oregon. the ntsb is looking into conditions on interstate 84 and the guardrail that the tour bus crashed through yesterday morning. more than 40 people were aboard the bus heading from las vegas to vancouver. the bus was carrying mostly exchange students from south korea. >>> you have been warned! ride the bumper cars at your own risk. and if you get hurt, you can't sue. today the state supreme court ruled a south bay doctor could not sue great america for breaking her wrist on the bumper cars. the court says there's a, quote, assumption of risk on the such rides. >>> well, earlier this evening we told you how just about everybody will see their paychecks shrink a little next year. but that's not the whole story. the bay area workers who will see their earnings jump- starting tomorrow. >> i mean, it's not the only reason why i donate, but why not? it's a win-win for everybody. >> on a day when many of you didn't have to work, there was plenty to be done. the last-minute rush to save a little money. moscow's red
safety board says testing shows damage to the lithium ion batteries on boeing 787. the ntsb says further tests unnecessary and under way. will detail findings at a news conference to be held tomorrow. gold down $6 a half today, closing at 1686. oil also trading down, losing a dollar 45 remaining just above $95 per barrel. interest rates remain under 2% for the ten year. congress avoiding another fight on the debt ceiling after the house voted to approve a bill to extend the debt ceiling another three months until the 18th of may. the vote to 852144. 111 democrats voting no. also asking the house and senate to approve a budget by the 15th of april. they don't congressional pay could be placed an escrow through late next year. does that sound like music? senate majority leader harry reid says the bill will be voted on in the senate over the coming days. the white house says the president will actually sign it into law. meanwhile, senate budget committee chairwoman saying that her committee will, indeed, draft a budget this year if adopted. the first time that the senate democrats have pass
are not the problem. they've been used on space satellites without any issues. the ntsb still can't say for sure why two of the batteries overheated and one caught fire on that plane in boston. but they know boeing's safety system failed. experts say it looks like this investigation will last for a while. >> suddenly 787 will be on the ground for an indefinite period. whether that's two months, four months, six months or more, i have no way of knowing. but it's not going to be back in the air any time soon. >> united airlines is the only u.s. carrier to have any dreamliners. they have six. the ceo says he has confidence the problem will be fixed and customers will come back. shep. >> shepard: dan springer in seattle, chunks of concrete go flying as a sewer explosion tears up a downtown street and it tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. china. security cameras captured the moment the road suddenly burst open in a southern province. one angle appears to show three adults and a child standing a few feet away. officials say nobody was hurt. the blast destroyed some 250 feet of roadway. authorit
an emergency landing. investigators from the faa and ntsb arrived in western japan early this morning. nearly all of the 787s in use around the world have been grounded because of safety concerns. there have been several incidents including a battery fire, a wiring problem and an issue with a brake computer. boeing is proposing safety measures to address the problems. >> the body of a poisoned lottery winner will be exhumed. urooj khan died in july as he was about to collect $400,000 in lottery winnings. his death was initially ruled natural causes. further toxicology exams, though, led to the conclusion that the former dry cleaning businessman was poisoned. cyanide was found in his system. police are hoping an autopsy today will produce more evidence. investigators looking into one of hollywood's infamous deaths, the natalie wood drowning. police have not been able to get ahold of robert wagner, woods' husband at the time of her death. police interviewed 100 people since reopening the investigation in 2011 but wagner has refused to speak. his lawyers say he's cooperated for 30 years and has
is on the scene for us. alison, how did this happen? >> that's what crime scene investigators and ntsb are trying to figure out. there's going to be a press conference in minutes given by the ntsb. everyone is trying to figure out how this ferry carrying 300 passengers crashed into the dock in new york be city around 8:45's this morning. not only did it send passengers flying in the air inside this boat, it's caused a huge gash in the hull of the boat itself. the coast guard says a tracking device shows that this vessel was coming in too fast, that it was coming in up to 15 miles per hour, which the coast guard official says is too fast when you're docking a boat. we did talk with the head of the company who says that the captain who was at the control of this vessel was in control or in command of this vessel when it did crash hitting one loading dock and then hitting a second loading dock. this captain, by the way, has been with this company for about ten years. a breathalyzer was performed on the captain. it came back negative and preliminary breathalyzers were conducted on five crew members a
. >> reporter: piece by piece inside this ntsb lab in washington, analysts are dissecting the charred battery which caught on fire in a boeing 787 dreamliner earlier this month in boston. >> we know that the lithium ion battery experienced a thermal runaway. we no that there were short circuits, and we know that there was a fire. >> reporter: the faa gave special permission to boeing, allowing the use of these light weight batteries only if safety measures were installed to prevent overheating. >> we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: the investigation was launched after two 787s this month experienced issues surrounding the jet's unique use of lithium ion batteries. fais battery behind the wings of a japan airlines 787 exploded and caught fire while on the ground in boston. initial tests rule out excess voltage and overcharging. another battery problem, this one near the cockpit of an all nippon airways dreamliner led to sm
. >> the ntsb disassembled the faulty power unit or apu at about battery at the materials lab in d.c. and given us three updates what they found. the most relevant part of the most recent release from today is this. they say examination of the flight recorder data from the jalb 787 airplane indicate that the apu battery did not exceed its design the voltage of 32 volts. excess volt and did not cause the batteries to leak electrolyte fluid that started the fire in boston two weeks ago. the dreamliner is boeing's first new plane in two decades and they brag in their website it has unmatched fuel efficiency and composite materials make up more than half of its primary structure but governments worldwide have grounded these enormous aircrafts until the batteries are proven safe and officials say there is no other way to make these planes air worthy without improving the specific batteries. >> they can't switch out to other kinds of batteries. that would really add too much weight and they wouldn't be able to produce the amount of power necessary to drive this aircraft. >> boeing made clear this wee
safety board, meanwhile, says the battery pulled from a dream liner showed signs of thermal damage. ntsb's michael boyd tells us he's never seen an investigation like this. where the faa says a plane is safe and then grounds it. he says the faa has egg all over its face. >>> it's been 538 days since the country lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? the imf says the economy will grow by 2% this year but, you know what, that's not really very good, and the u.s. needs to work on entitlement reform. >>> our next story "outfront. "women on the front line. a ground-breaking decision from the pentagon. cnn has learned that defense secretary leon panetta will announce a lift on the ban against women serving in combat positions. this is pretty incredible. this move, to give you a sense of the significance, could open up 230,000 frontline jobs to women in the military. "outfront" tonight, rosa brooks, a columnist for foreign policy and has worked in the pentagon under the obama administration and david frum, former speech writer for george w. bush and a contributor for us.
are expected to be okay. the ntsb is investigating. >>> as early as next week, gays could be allowed to join and serve as leaders in the boy scouts. this morning, organizations decision to lift its nationwide ban on gay people getting a lot of reaction. the advocates are praising the decision while some religious organizations say they're disappointed. if the it ex tex-based organization does change the policy, will allow local groups to enact their own bans. >>> even before the boy scouts made that big announcement yesterday, one local group had taken action into its own hands. last week cub pack 442 of montgomery county, posted on the website that the group would no longer discriminate against individuals or families based on race, religion, national origin, ability or sexual orientation. now that the national organization appears to be on board as well, people in the community are praising the move. >> i'm a girl scout leader. that is not an issue with the girl scouts. we accept all girls. so i'm glad to hear that the boy scouts are taking the lead in that as well. >> surreal. it's someth
bracelet today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> today the ntsb will talk with the captain and crew of a ferry that crashed into a dock in new york city. more than 70 people were hurt, two of them critically. the ferry was headed from new jersey to lower manhattan when it slammed into the dock yesterday. all five crew members passed alcohol tests after the crash. investigators also say weather was not a factor. >>> this mild weather is proving to be extremely costly in the midwest. water levels in the mississippi river are so low, barge traffic has come to a virtual standstill. lake michigan is also dealing with low water, and that's forcing barges and other ships to lighteden their loads. >> we maintain to a certain project depth, and now we're, you know, we're two feet below the long-term average on lake michigan and huron. ships are having to load two feet less than they would normally. >> the barging industry is crucial to the economy. a typical barge can move 1,500 tons. the equivalent of 70 rail cars or 25 trucks. >>> caught in the act, police are loo
the ntsb is now starting to look at exactly the air worthiness issues, what was behind it, they've got investigation teams that are on their way to boston. and they're going to be asking the tough questions, wolf. they're going to want to know why brand-new aircraft, seemingly have recurring problems, albeit, of a different nature. are these the little glitches that boeing says they are, that happen with all new major complicated planes, or is there something else that's happening? there are lots of rumors, wolf, about whether the wiring has been done properly, whether this has been done properly or the other. so that's the issue at the moment. >> i assume, richard, there's been a backlash already, from the airlines that have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase these dreamliners from boeing? >> yes. and the serious part about that is the airlines are used to glitches. so it's not like you or me, the airlines expect a certain amount of headache, toothache, pain and misery with a new plane, a new model. but they don't expect it to be of this level. aog is the phrase they us
with bandages on his head. people are still being removed from the pier with injuries. the ntsb also gathering information on this accident because it's a transportation incident involving injuries here in lower manhatten. martha: it looked like everybody was off before, and now as you're saying they are continuing to bring people off, their head bandaged as you point out. i go back to what peter johnson junior was saying about the ferry, people get up, they feel like it's coming into dock, everybody stardz star standing up. new yorkers are always in a hurry to get to work. they are standing at the top of the stairs like this man was ready to go. you can see why this would happen. >> i heard from one passenger, the service is tip *eubg lee good on thtype itypically good on the ferry. people sitting down were fine. people standing up close to doors and glass were the ones who tumbled forward when the boat hit the dock and some of them hit the glass and some of them broke glass. there were a lot of cuts. there was according to passengers a lot of blood on the boat. and the most serious injuries
. new details just into fox news from the ntsb and this investigation into issues with one of the largest commercial planes you will find anywhere. the focus on the battery maker used in boeing's dreamliner jets. this is big story. we've been watching it for some time. now we have a little bit more direction as how safe it is on board. we're back from washington, d.c. he is sconced back in our home in new york. martha: good morning. good to be back. good morning. i'm martha maccallum. that is not the way you want to leave a plane necessarily. so a burning battery is what forced the emergency evacuation in japan of everybody on board and led to the frownedding of the airliner jets around the world. here is what the burned out battery looks like. bill: don't want one of those either. dan springer at boeing's headquarters. what more can you tell us about the investigation there? >> reporter: investigators with the national transportation safety board are expected to be in tucson, arizona for tests on the battery charger that had the fire at boston logan's airport. the ntsb rel
they are prone to overheating and tphaoeurs. a former boeing executive is firing back at the faa and the ntsb foregrounding the 787 fleet. he told the seattle times it was quote, heavy handed, draconian and way beyond what needs to be done to protect the public. he left boeing to become the ceo of continental airlines so he is certainly sensitive to what the airlines are going through, they are taking a big hit financially as these planes remain out of service. arthel: dan springer quite complicated. jon: she is accused of killing her exlover in a murderous rage. this woman faces a possible death sentence. when she is not in court she is busy doing something else. what occupies her time in her jail cell that apparently is raking in the dough. a balanced budget amendment was filed today. how do they plan to convince fellow sevens to support the bill? we'll talk to senator lee next. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taugh
days have left the faa with no choice but to ground the dreamliner, while the ntsb analyzes the charred evidence from last week's 787 fire. lithium batteries are smaller and more powerful, but can overheat. >> when they're used normally, and the energy is released slowly as it's supposed to batteries have a very good safety record. but if that same energy is released very rapidly, the battery cells will vent release their contents and have the potential both for fire and explosion. >> reporter: boeing needed special faa approval to allow the dreamliner to use lithium batteries for key electrical systems. >> they have narrowed it down to the battery system on this aircraft. we've had two events and so therefore, they're going to now be able to look at it a little bit more in detail and figure out what's going on. >> boeing's european archrival, airbus uses lithium batteries only for emergency lighting in their air-380. but airbus' plane of the future, the air-350 due out by the end of next year, relies on them more heavily. the company says there are
the accident continues. there were multiple agencies including the coast guard and the ntsb. we have new information according to the coast guard vessel traffic service was actually in contact with the ship moments before the accident happened. we are being told that bt has told them ahead of the accident. their recordings that will not be released until the investigation is complete. as far as the embassy gates and goes the bar by le high lit has had three minor incidents since he was first initiated. the investigation is looking into what may have caused this. mechanic error, or mechanical error? we spoke to the coast guard yesterday and he died of some of the things that may be investigated. >> that is something we are always concerned with. whether bt said the engineer, the pilot or the capt. >> the investigation will continue and the bar pilot was alcohol tested which came back clean and drug tested which has not come back yet. they will remain on the ship while it is docked in the bay waters. it any formation comes along and the next hour or so we will pass along. >> james has more
and it was a model from the 1960s. the ntsb is investigating what happened. he says really it was a matter of minutes before that rescue could have turned into a recovery. wolf? >> they are both very, very lucky indeed. mary, thanks for that report. appreciate it very much. they are. >> so lucky. that instructor, what a hero in trying to get out of that plane. >> amazing. >> oh, my god. i have goosebumps thinking about how cold that water is. oh, my goodness. very, very lucky. >>> still ahead, here's a question for you. what do doughnuts and marriage proposals have in common? ponder that one. jeanne moos will have that next. ♪ good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. >>> fair warning, friends. look away now if you are afraid of heights. that is nick wallenda keeping up his family tradition of daredevil stunts. he successfully walked ac
successor, l.a. mayor, ntsb chairman debby hirzman on the list but again, like you said whoever they pick, you really hope they get somebody that can sort of carry the torch. >> ray was a republican, offered high-speed rail money like let's start with rick scott of florida, a state that's designed for high-speed rail. created geographically and they turned down the money. so did idiot john kasic in ohio. they raised that money and gave it to other governors who are willing and see, have the vision to see this is the future. it's sad that the people of those states because of their, you know, dirt-brain governors are not going to get that. >> we used to have that clip. i think you asked him a question. he ripped into republicans and said, you know, when i was in the congress we did things differently. >> meredith, this is unfair, i know, but about a minute left to go. we are talking gun violence. we are talking climate control room. nobody is talking right now about the fiscal cliff or the fiscal crisis but welcome to another -- >> a lovely respite. >> it is.
with the nra and representatives of the entertainment industry and sportsman and wild life group. >> ntsb investigators on the scene of a new york ferry crash. this ferry slammed into a pier in lower manhattan, throwing passengers around lying rag dolls. 85 people were injured in this crash. one critically. >>> overseas, large parts of the middle east feeling the effects of a powerful winter storm that brought snow and severe flooding. it stretches from jordan and israel into lebanon and turkey. the worst of the storm may be felt in syria where thousands displaced by the several war are in refugee camps dealing with flooding and bitter cold. very closely watching that storm this morning in the middle east. >>> thanks. it is now 18 minutes past the hour. time for "early reads" your local news making national headlines. starting with the newark star ledger, sort of tony soprano's home paper. he said some italian-americans are upset at the "time" magazine cover which shows chris christie mugshot pose. even christie suggested it made him look like a mob boss. "time" magazine is owned by the p
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